Take your Tadasana principles with you as we head into week two of our “Back to Basics” month. This week, we will be focusing on a Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staffed Pose).
Start by moving into Plank Pose and drawing your heart forward so your wrists are right under your shoulders. You’ll notice immediately gravity is now working against you and it takes more effort to find Tadasana alignment in the shoulders, hips and legs. Fine-tune your plank pose before moving into Chaturanga Dandasana:
I thankful for my yoga mat
For giving me a place to "get away"
I am thankful for my Yogitoes
So in my sweat, I don't have to lay
I am thankful for my yoga block
My most beloved tool
I am thankful for my water bottle
For keeping me hydrated and cool
I am thankful for the humid heat
As it can cleanse and detoxify
I am thankful for the ceiling fans
For the breeze when I think I will die!
Today’s playlist was designed to cultivate strength. Combine with movement and breath to channel the power that is already inside of you. Carry the strength found on your mat throughout your day.
In this practice,
movements are meant to be careful, graceful, and even passionate.
We’re encouraged to find a sense of peace and maybe even
rediscover our smile in every pose. As if moving through water,
we grow into every posture with intention and calm focus. It’s likely that at some point we’ve heard to let our flow and our practice be like a dance. And if we look closely, that’s exactly what it is.